The Panel Discussions

The Singer/Songwriter’s Voice

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Virtuoso bajo sexto musician is the founder of the Grammy Award-winning conjunto and Tex-Mex rock band Los TexManiacs. Baca has recorded with the Rolling Stones, Flaco Jimenez, Los Lobos, Texas Tornados and many others. Los TexManiacs perform at music festivals around the world and were nominated for a Grammy in 2019.


A pioneering singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and independent artist from Texas. Hendrix has released 14 albums, co-wrote the Grammy-winning song “Lil’ Jack Slade” by the Dixie Chicks, and published a book, Cry Til You Laugh — The Part That Ain’t Art.


A Grammy Award-winning Norteño, Tex-Mex, and Tejano music accordionist and singer from San Antonio, Texas. He was also a member of the Grammy Award-winning Tejano fusion group Texas Tornados. He is known as one of the world’s leading ambassadors of Tex-Mex music.


An American rhythm and blues and electric blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her R&B chart-topping hit, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.” In 2018, Lynn received the National Heritage Fellowship.


Writes about Texas and Texans. A former staff writer for Texas Monthly and former reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, he has authored and co-authored biographies of Willie Nelson, Selena, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Dallas Cowboys, and collaborated with photographer Laurence Parent on books about Texas. His latest book is From Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas.